‘What If?’ by Andrew Motion
Off the Shelf 2007
(has been positioned on the Hallam University Owen building and has currently been removed to allow for renovations and is due to be replaced next month)
Motion’s poem speaks directly to visitors as soon as they leave Sheffield Station and walk uphill to the city centre. Descending from the heights of the Hallam University building, it rouses contemplation and raises smiles as it stands out against even the dreariest of skies.
Performed by Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres
Robert Hastie is Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. For Sheffield Theatres, credits include: The Band Plays On, Coriolanus, Guys and Dolls, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The York Realist, The Wizard of Oz, Of Kith and Kin and Julius Caesar. Other theatre credits include: Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Breaking the Code (Royal Exchange Manchester); Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatr Clwyd); My Night with Reg, Splendour (Donmar Warehouse/West End); Carthage, Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun (Finborough Theatre); Sunburst (Holborn Grange Hotel); Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre) and A Breakfast of Eels(Print Room).